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|Description ||An old photo of the shelter over the ancient oratory at Perranzabuloe. The comment by the photo says "... In 1910 it was covered with protective concrete to save it from three enemies - sand, water and vandals."|
In the text: "Perranzabuloe, under Piran's leadership and guidance, grew into a monastery of some importance, and Piran was a Saint who clearly believed that good could emanate from commercial application. He is said to have made a collection of Cornish rocks, with their high mineral content. His fireplace was made of a single stone, 'black as coals', and when it became very hot, he was surprised to discover a stream of white metal trickling on to the hearth. It was tin, of course, and Piran's emblem, the Cornish flag, is a white cross on a black background."
[From:'Saints of the South West' by James Mildren. 1989]
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